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Too Close to the Sun

Growing Up in the Shadow of my Grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor

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Regular Price $14.99 CAD

Regular Price $11.99

Regular Price $14.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around October 22, 2008. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

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Oct 22, 2008

Page Count

304 Pages

ISBN-13

9780786726813

Description

Curtis Roosevelt was three when he and his sister, Eleanor, arrived at the White House soon after their grandfather’s inauguration. The country’s “First Grandchildren,” a pint-sized double act, they were known to the media as “Sistie and Buzzie.”

In this rich memoir, Roosevelt brings us into “the goldfish bowl,” as his family called it — that glare of public scrutiny to which all presidential households must submit. He recounts his misadventures as a hapless kid in an unforgivably formal setting and describes his role as a tiny planet circling the dual suns of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Blending self-abasement, humor, awe and affection, Too Close to the Sun is an intimate portrait of two of the most influential and inspirational figures in modern American history — and a thoughtful exploration of the emotional impact of growing up in their irresistible aura.

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